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Dissemination, Outreach and Education

  • Girls4Science CBM visit, August 2014
  • Robotics Week at the Museum of Science and Industry
  • Open House for IEEE's Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society conference, August 2014

We are committed to educating the public, students, and other scientists about research pioneered at the Center for Bionic Medicine and at our Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center, Technologies to Evaluate and Advance Manipulation and Mobility (TEAMM).

For more information about scheduling a possible event, please contact Sheila Burt at or 312-238-1569.

Below is a select list of recent events that CBM/TEAMM researchers have participated in.

Educational Demonstrations


  • Kuiken, TA. “Building Bionics” Department of Bioengineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago, April 10, 2015
  • Jayaraman A. Monitoring Health Using Wearable Technology
  • Cyberinfrastructure & Center on Health, Aging, and Disability, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, May 2015
  • Jayaraman, A. "From Bench to Bedside: The Long Walk for Robotic Exoskeletons," Wyss Institute, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, Feb 20, 2015
  • Swartz, A.Design of Novel Body-Powered and Myoelectric Prosthetic Devices” (including the VO/VC prehensor), Northwestern University’s NXR (Neuroscience and Robotics) Laboratory; PIs and graduate students, Feb 4, 2015
  • Jayaraman, A. "Development in expertise in use of exoskeletons for walking in individuals with spinal cord injury", 36th International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBS) conference; Chicago, August 26-30, 2014; MARS-RERC Recovery Machines Pre-conference Workshop
  • Adewuyi A. Towards improving partial hand prostheses: The effects of intrinsic muscle EMG and wrist motion on myoelectric pattern recognition. Myoelectric Control Symposium, Frederickton, New Brunswick, Canada, August 22-24, 2014
  • Jayaraman, A. "Recovery vs. Compensation: Technologies for Individuals with Neurological Disability,” Balgrist University, Zurich, Switzerland, June 2014
  • Jayaraman, A. "Exoskeletons for Individuals with Neurological Injuries”, International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine Symposium, Cancun, Mexico, June 2014
  • Reissman, T. "The Future of Restored Function" Human Augmentics Seminar, University of Illinois at Chicago, March 2014
  • Hargrove, L. "Development of a Neural Interface for Powered Lower Limb Prosthetics", Marquette University Undergraduate/Graduate Student Seminar, December 2013
  • Kuiken, TA. "TMR: Past, Present and Future" Project CARE Summit, San Diego Medical Center, December 2013
  • Kuiken, TA. "Neural Interfaces for Artificial Limbs," American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine, 60th Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, October 2013
  • Kuiken, TA. "Building Bionic Interfaces,” 38th Annual Edward Lambert Lecturer, Dale House University, Department of Medicine, October 2013


  • CBM and the Sensory Motor Performance Program (SMPP) host a monthly seminar series for researchers at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. Past topics have included running with a powered knee and ankle prosthesis, high density EMG recording, and exploring variability in muscle activation patterns.

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